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MEDITATE ON THIS…
It’s been proven that stress accumulates in your nervous system and
spreads throughout the body, affecting it in numerous negative
ways. Meditation is the tool that can help find balance and an infinite
amount of adaptable positive energy.
T E X T BY F R A N C E S C A C R UZ
A stress response that may have happened
years ago can flare up by something that
may seem insignificant and suddenly, out of
nowhere, you might feel anxious or agitated.
We aren’t consciously aware of why we’re
suddenly feeling this or what past stress
response has been awakened, but we should try
to get in touch with whatever it is.
EYES WIDE OPEN
Our body stores all of our stress responses
throughout our entire life in its cellular memory.
Meditation allows for the body to experience
the deepest form of rest far better than good
quality sleep…and the positive side effect are,
in turn, that we release deep-rooted stress and
anxiety. When given the opportunity to rest, our
body has the natural ability to heal itself and
recover from the negative impacts of stress.
When we’re well-rested, we gain greater clarity
and focus, making us more efficient in all that
we do. A task that might have taken 5 hours to
complete, for an individual that incorporates
regular meditation as a practice, takes half that
time. This is because, during our waking, sleeping
and dreaming state, our left and right brain are
operating at different rates. When we meditate,
both the left and right sides of our brain work
in unison. In other words, meditation awakens
the full potential of the mind. It’s a reset button
for your day. When we take a moment to rest
the mind and body, we emerge revitalized, with
greater clarity and ready for anything life has in
store. By having deep rest, the mind becomes
more orderly, creative and innovative. When we
meditate regularly, we’re able to access our right
brain with our eyes wide open.
When we meditate correctly, the mind gets
flooded with an abundance of bliss chemicals
(dopamine and serotonin which are alkaline
in PH) and rids the body of those pesky stress
chemicals (adrenaline and cortisol which are
acidic in PH). By riding ourselves of stress, we
evolve into the greatest versions of ourselves.
Once we access our reservoir of fulfillment
within, we become less needy. This applies
to all our relationships, whether romantic or
plutonic. We might desire a life partner, but if
we’re showing up to that relationship having
an expectation that they are the answer to our
prayers and will make us happy, we’re setting
ourselves up for major disappointment.
50 ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sabina Padilla is a Vedic Meditation Teacher
and Ayurvedic Lifestyle & Wellness Coach
who hosts traditional Living Tea Ceremonies
in Miami, Los Angeles & Portland. She’s
passionate about empowering her clients
by providing them with the tools they need
to transform their lives and heal their minds,
bodies & spirits; BijaBliss.com.